DAF celebrates production of 100,000th XF and CF

Last week saw the 100,000th new DAF XF and CF to roll off the production line – in a record time for the Dutch marque.

The 100,000th vehicle, a DAF XF 450 4×2 FT Super Space Cab, was delivered in celebratory fashion to Groep Gheys in Mol, Belgium.

DAF started production on the XF and CF in July 2017 at DAF Trucks in Eindhoven and at Leyland Trucks in Great Britain.

The XF and CF were launched at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The trucks were named joint International Truck of the Year 2018 in a poll of truck journalists from 23 European countries.

“That we have reached this milestone so quickly is a testament to the quality and efficiency of this latest generation of trucks,” said Harry Wolters, DAF Trucks President. “Our customers praise the reliability, the fuel efficiency, the low operating costs and, not to mention, the unsurpassed driver comfort. No wonder DAF is Europe’s number 1 in tractors.”

Gheys Group, which specialises in bulk and container transport, has a long history with DAF Trucks, according to co-owner Luc Gheys. “The first truck my father started using in the mid-sixties was a DAF coach that was converted into a removal truck. Following on from my father, we have included DAF in our fleet since 2015. The experience of both the trucks and the DAF dealer, Lavrijsen, has always been excellent. That’s why we currently have around 80 DAFs in our fleet – and this year we will expand that number further with another 25.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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